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Discuss the role played by morality or obligation in Antigone
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27 January, 2011. Role played by morality or obligation in Antigone: Antigon, as a considerate sister of Polyneices and a strong follower of religion went to any length to defend her stance against Creon’s immoral actions and merciless decisions.… Creon had passed over the instructions that forbade everybody to bury the dead body of Polyneices. Creon wanted…
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Discuss the role played by morality or obligation in Antigone
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It is play that illustrates a conflict between two quite dissimilar assertions, namely, the assertion of the state to the individual’s submission and the assertion of the individual to abide by… Both assertions are legitimate and are present in an unavoidable tension. Another probability is to interpret the play as a mere justification of Antigone over Creon,…
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ANTIGONE
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Facing the King Creon, she continued to be defiant, reasoning with the kind and questioning the morality of the king’s edicts, and this stubbornness is a… Through Tiresias we also find that the Ancient Greeks had a superstition against burying people alive. The Ancient Greeks also viewed going against the gods as having fatal consequences for the person and…
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Antigone
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(Name) (Professor) (Course) (Date) “Antigone” and the Balance between the Laws of God and the Laws of Man Introduction One of the most famous tragedies written by the famous Greek writer Sophocles is the tragedy entitled “Antigone,” which was written at around 442 BC (“Antigone” n.… p.). Of course, there are many other issues present in this tragedy; however,…
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Antigone
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According to the research findings the main causes of moral conflicts are differences in duties and laws. For Antigone, her duty to her family and the gods are more important than her civic duties. Divine laws are heavier for her than man-made laws.… This study looks into “Antigone” by Sophocles that is about Antigone’s struggles with what she thinks is right…
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Aristotle view on Antigone
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Aristotle view on Antigone According to Aristotle there are conditions that any work of literature should fulfill to be considered a tragedy. These conditions revolve around the plot, character, songs and melody, diction and the Kartharsis. Antigone fulfills most of these conditions to qualify as a tragedy using Aristotle’s criterion.… Creon utilizes the…
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Antigone the Ideal Leader
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Leadership is a multifaceted endeavor that requires a whole range of qualities and values. One of the hallmarks of a true leader is one's ability to facilitate a sound and secure anchorage to timeless values and ethics, that furnish an apt sense of direction to masses amidst the troubled times.… Only a few dare to support what is right, irrespective of being…
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Analysis Interpretation of Antigone by Sophocles
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The drama "Antigone" was written c. 442 BC. From ancient time, the question of universal laws has been the major concern in literature. Religion had an enormous impact on every aspect of culture and life of people, and only a deep understanding of the common good can help to achieve agreement between laws of the earth and heaven.… In spite of this threat,…
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Moral Conflict in Antigone by Sophocles
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Name Instructor Class 4 December 2011 Antigone and its Moral Conflicts When do people draw the line between familial duties and civic responsibilities? Antigone chooses her family over her civic duties in Antigone by Sophocles. G.W. Hegel is one of the philosophers who find the antitheses and conflicts in Antigone perplexing, because of the complexities inherent in these conflicts (Woodruff xiii).…
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Short Story: Antigone by Sophocles
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Themes develop as the conflict between Creon and Antigone unfolds. The tragedy is set in the Greek city of Thebes. The choice of the setting makes allusions… The characters are portrayed through their actions rather than through direct characterization by Chorus. As the protagonists’ name Antigone, “the one who goes against”, suggests she opposes to the…
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Compare and Contrast Antigone and Creon from the play 'Antigone' by Jean Anouilh
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Antigone by Jean Anouilh is a modernized version of the original Greek play by Sophocles. Anouilh's plays fall into two groups called 'rose plays' and 'black plays' depending on the dominant mood of each play. Antigone belongs to the latter category. It is also a play in which the playwright brings out the best elements of conflict between the potential of man and the attempts of the state to curtail it.…
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Making Sense of Antigone
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Making Sense of Antigone Antigone is one of the most memorable female protagonists in classical Greek literature. Her story, depicted in many versions tells of a tragedy of a young girl who defied a king in order to bury his brother with dignity. The character is powerful and this is not only because she rebelled against one who represented power and order but that she did it alone.…
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The Tragedy of the play Antigone
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Tragedy of the play Antigone Introduction The play Antigone by Sophocles describes the tragedy that befalls the lives of both Antigone and Creon. But it is Creon who suffers the fate of the tragic hero. His pride blindfolds him to see his error. Creon’s tragic end is a cause of his pride, arrogance and indiscretion.… Her act of cremating her brother defying…
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Sophocles Antigone
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At one time I have joined a picket even though it was not officially sanctioned in order to join the protest of a group of people.… Like for example stop signs in places that do not warrant them. I have to admit that there may perhaps be occurrences where I have overlooked them. Be no mistake that I recognize the need for safety but there are just those that…
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Analyze the relationship of three heroes to their gods: Odysseus and Athena, Oedipus and Apollo, and Antigone with the Zeus
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Greek mythology is filled with wondrous and powerful gods with heroes trying to impress, challenge or face them. One such example is that of Odysseus in “The Odyssey” and his relationship with Athena, the goddess of war. She portrays a strong relationship with Odysseus throughout his journey always helping and taking action on his behalf.… Athena takes…
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Antigone
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Creon and Antigone are the main characters in this book that seals the fate of one another. The two characters have quest for power and come head to head in the struggle of getting the power.… He is a greedy king of Thebes that wants to have much money. He disrespects women especially Antigone that he distastes very much. Creon put Antigone in the tomb to…
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Antigone
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In the play Antigone, the rule of God or nature is portrayed in a very dramatic way through the eventual deaths of Creons’ son Haemon, his wife Eurydice and his would be daughter-in-law Antigone. It is an appropriate representation of divine intervention in deciding the… The repeated pleas of Antigone’s sister Ismene, the collective opinion of the people of…
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Antigone
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Literary analysis of Antigone Name: Instructor: Course: Date: Rough draft Literary analysis: Antigone The story of Antigone is based on prophetic issues and the decision of main protagonists in the play. Antigone and Creon are the main protagonists of the play based on the belief and pride.… However, King Creon believes that the laws are made by man and men…
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Antigone
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The ancient Greeks, with their pantheon of gods, had deep religious convictions that reinforced many values we continue to hold sacred… While one brother was buried with all honors, the other was left to rot in the sun under punishment of King Creon if any should attempt burial procedures. Antigone, outraged at the dishonor shown her family regardless of the…
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Creons Development of Political Authority in Antigone
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Antigone is a play that deals with many political ideas: among them the appropriate amount of power that can be placed in a single individual, adherence to unjust laws, the effect of personal animosity on political decisions and, covering perhaps all of these the idea of physical force, the most absolute type of power, as is expressed within the phrase the "alliance of spears". …
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Antigone
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The Film “Antigone” is a play that revolves around the lives of royalties, the new king Creon, who is a tyrant; Antigone, a woman from a royal family and betrothed to Creon’s son, Haemon. The aforementioned characters became bitter against each other because of the cruel… Inclined to perform her duties as a sister and a human being, Antigone defied the king’s…
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Antigone
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Creon takes over the leadership and decrees that Polyneices will be unburried and hence be consumed by prey since he was the cause of the conflict. Their… Haemon is in love with Antigone. Creon rules that he will spare Ismene and bury Antigone alive were not for the intervention of Tiresias, the blind prophet. The twist of events results to Antigone hanging…
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Antigone
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Customer Inserts His/her Name Customer Inserts Customer Inserts Grade Course Writer Inserts Date Here (Day, Month, Year) Antigone Aristotle, a logician and teacher born in the first quarter of the fourth century, to turn into not only the most vital representative of Greek dramatic disparagement, but also one of the most vital influences in all the history of literature.…
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Antigone
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Oedipus was to become king by killing his father Laius, which happened on his way to visit the town. The tragedy comes when he ascends to power and marries his mother. The life of Oedipus is complex… Oedipus kills his father during a disagreement along the road. In addition he kills Sphinx making him a darling for the people of Thebes. The reward for the win…
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Antigone
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Full name Professor Subject Date “Antigone” Through the Years Oedipus was the son of King Laius and Queen Jocasta of Thebes who was given to a servant to be killed because of a prophecy that he would kill his father. However, unable to let the child die, the servant gave the child to another servant who in turn brought him to the king and queen of Corinth who adopted him and was named Oedipus.…
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